Conservation and Restoration Sciences (MS)

University of California, Irvine

Date Posted: Jan. 14, 2019
Submitted by: Claire Pope
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Master's Degree


he Masters in Conservation and Restoration Science (MCRS) is a professional degree program designed to provide the graduate with the skills and knowledge base necessary to hold leadership and management positions in environmental fields related to conservation, restoration, and sustainability. This is a highly collaborative program, portions of which will embed students into real-world conservation and restoration settings through community partnerships.

The MCRS program is offered through the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) and the Center for Environmental Biology (CEB) within the School of Biological Sciences. It is targeted specifically to working adults and recent graduates (within the last five years).

Ecology and evolutionary biology are sciences with increasing relevance to today’s society. Ecology has become a profession; one that actively manages biodiversity, biogeochemistry, and physical landscapes as they interrelate with today’s political, social and economic processes. Employer demand for Conservation and Restoration Science professionals increased by 70% between 2010-2013, and it continues to grow.